Sachin Tendulkar was the epitome of responsibility when batting for India during his playing days. The Master Blaster is, however, disappointed that many of his countrymen doesn’t show the same amount of responsibility while driving. (Sachin Tendulkar’s Autobiography Enters Limca Book of Records)
In an exclusive chat with NDTV, Tendulkar said that he has often seen people traffic rules for no reason. “It’s disheartening to see people breaking traffic rules. Let’s be honest, compared to India, people are more conscious about following traffic rules abroad,” he said. (Sachin Tendulkar Says India Have Best Twenty20 Side in The World)
“I have often seen people crossing the zebra line, when there is a red light at the traffic signal. These are basis rules which needs to be followed not only for one’s own safety but all for those who are on road.
“Also, I have often seen three people travelling on one bike, while only one person was wearing helmet. These are basic precautions which should be practiced by everyone.”
Tendulkar also had an interesting suggestion to make people follow traffic rules. “I think spikes should be put at zebra crossing which should come up when traffic signals go red, so that people are not able to cross it,” he said.
The Master Blaster, who retired from international cricket in 2013, also advised youngsters to increase awareness regarding traffic rules among elders and friends.